GLOBAL CONNECTIONS: the Near/Middle East
September 4, 1999: The Israelis and Palestinians sign a revised deal aimed at reviving the Middle East peace process.

At Sharm el-Sheikh in Egypt, Israeli prime minister Ehud Barak and Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat sign an agreement restating the commitment of both sides to full implementation of all agreements reached since the first Oslo Agreement of September 1993. They pledge to resolve the outstanding issues of the interim status, in particular those set out in the 1998 Wye River Memorandum, in order to accelerate completion of the interim period toward initiation of negotiations on permanent status.

NPR Mid-East Peace
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Yesterday Israeli prime minister Ehud Barak and Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat signed a memorandum that kickstarts the Wye River Agreement, which had been frozen since last year. (Spetember 1999)


NPR Israeli - Palestinian Peace Agreement
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NPR reports from on the new compromise Wye Agreement, which will hopefully bring an end to the eight-month stalemate in the Israeli-Palestinian peace talks. (September 1999)